Lab business

Updated standard to reduce errors in medical laboratories

23 March, 2020

ISO 22367 specifies a process for a medical laboratory to identify and manage the risk to patients and service providers that are associated with medical laboratory examinations.


NHMRC presents 2019 Research Excellence Awards

16 March, 2020

Research Excellence Awards are awarded each year to top-ranked researchers and teams following peer review of applications to the NHMRC's highly competitive grant schemes.


Thermo Fisher announces new appointment, QIAGEN acquisition

11 March, 2020 | Supplied by: Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific has proposed to acquire QIAGEN and appointed Paul G Parker as Senior Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development.


STEM Ambassadors set to work with local MPs

09 March, 2020

The STEM Ambassador Program encourages the involvement of science in Australian politics and aims to put science and evidence-based policy on the national agenda.


Metrohm named exclusive Aus distributor of ELGA water purification products

09 March, 2020 | Supplied by: Metrohm Australia & New Zealand

Metrohm Australia has announced that, as of 1 March 2020, it is the exclusive distributor for ELGA LabWater in Australia for the PURELAB and CENTRA ranges.


Australian Academy of Science presents 2020 honorific awards

03 March, 2020

The Australian Academy of Science has presented its prestigious 2020 honorific awards to 18 different researchers for their outstanding contributions to science.


Ensuring traceability in Australian and New Zealand laboratories

01 March, 2020 | Supplied by: BOC Limited

With major audits conducted in laboratories every two to four years, assessors are tasked with checking all necessary documentation to ensure accreditation is maintained.


New agreement to accelerate nutrition testing worldwide

20 February, 2020 | Supplied by: Trajan Scientific Australia Pty Ltd

Trajan Nutrition has signed an MOU with the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute to accelerate the translation in the global market of nutrition testing research.


Abcam purchases assets from Applied StemCell

10 February, 2020 | Supplied by: Abcam Australia Pty Ltd

Abcam has announced the asset purchase of the gene editing platform and oncology product portfolio of Applied StemCell for life science research and diagnostic markets.


Aussie astronomer Lisa Kewley wins James Craig Watson Medal

29 January, 2020

Professor Lisa Kewley has been awarded the 2020 James Craig Watson Medal by the US National Academy of Sciences for her contributions to the study of galaxy formation and evolution.


Blood-clotting treatment wins Drug Discovery of the Year 2020

24 January, 2020

Caplacizumab is said to be the first nanobody therapy to treat adults with the rare autoimmune blood-clotting disorder known as acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura.


International roadmap to insect recovery published

23 January, 2020

Scientists have created a roadmap to insect conservation and recovery, based on achieving targets over different timescales.


Abcam acquires Expedeon's Proteomics and Immunology business

17 January, 2020 | Supplied by: Abcam Australia Pty Ltd

Abcam has announced the successful completion of the acquisition of Expedeon's Proteomics and Immunology business, which includes Innova and TGR Biosciences, as of 1 January 2020.


First International Standard for biorisk management

15 January, 2020 | Supplied by: Standards Australia

ISO 35001 defines the requirements and guidance for laboratories or any other organisation that works with biological agents to control and reduce any risks associated with their use.


Do you have a technology idea that could help people with MS?

23 December, 2019

Novartis is offering a US$250,000 prize to fund development of pioneering innovation with great potential in advancing assistive tech for multiple sclerosis (MS).


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